In het kader van de Freaky-Fifty op 10 december a.s. vroeg Izzy mij, nadat ik weer es ergens commentaar op had geleverd ), om ook es een top 25 te maken. Zo ver zal het niet komen maar als ik een top 25 zou maken dan zou deze er absoluut in staan. Vooral om de tekst maar ook omdat het zo lekker is om naar die stem te luisteren. Kortom: gewoon een geweldig nummer.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of 97…Wear sunscreen! If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice… now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Ohw, nevermind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked… You are not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you wanna do with your life… The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary… Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody elses. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Dance… Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly! Get to know your parents, you’ll never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you… soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Dont expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time your 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen… Baz Luhrman – Sunscreen ************
De bedoeling was om ‘m ook gelijk voor de geinteresseerden bij Ripway neer te zetten maar helaas… het bestand is net iets te groot voor een gratis accountje . (Mocht iemand nog ideeen hebben waar ik ‘m alsnog kan neerzetten hoor ik het graag.) Aan de andere kant zijn jullie natuurlijk bijdehand genoeg om ‘m zelf ergens vandaan te halen denk ik [Update] 20.34u Toch nog gelukt. Dusss… voor degenen die niet alleen de tekst willen lezen (voorzover iemand ‘m ook echt gelezen heeft ) maar ‘m ook willen horen, dan kan dat hier. (Rechtermuisknop enzo) Tnx Mate!